DIBRUGARH, Sept 28 - In an effort to strengthen the College Health and Sanitation Club, a convention on Swachh Bharat Mission was organised by Dibrugarh University today with support from the State Water and Sanitation Mission and the UNICEF.
Altogether 225 participants from 96 colleges affiliated to Dibrugarh University and 200 participants of Dibrugarh University attended the daylong convention, a release stated. Dibrugarh University has been actively involved in the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) by promoting and implementing health, hygiene and sanitation practices since October 2015.
Laya Madduri, Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh, Henriette Ahrens, Deputy Representative, Programmes, UNICEF, India; Professor Alak Kumar Buragohain, Vice Chancellor, Dibrugarh University; Dr Tushar Rane, Chief Field Officer, UNICEF, Assam; and Professor MN Dutta, Registrar, Dibrugarh University were the distinguished guests at the convention.
Madduri, in her address, suggested the organising teams and other stakeholders to focus on sustainable development.
Henriette Ahrens, in her address, focused on the mind shift. She said students or youth play a vital role as they accept and embrace changes and education is definitely the pathway to achieve these goals.
Professor Alak Kumar Buragohain said that the Swachh Bharat Mission is not just a government scheme or mission but it is a massive social enterprise and movement for bringing social change.
Two technical sessions were also conducted. The sessions were also about how to monitor and carry out strategic planning of programmes during the field work, the release said.